- Zouma joins West Ham after a successful 7-year spell at Chelsea
- The Frenchman had loan spells at Stoke City and Everton where he grew as a player
- Chelsea received £29.8m from West Ham for Zouma
- The Blues want to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde before the transfer window closes
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West Ham United have completed the signing of defender Kurt Zouma from Chelsea for a reported fee of 247 million £29.8m).
Zouma, who leaves Chelsea after seven years, has signed a four-year deal with the West London club.
Chelsea have been wanting to cash in on the 26-year old to free up funds for more transfer activity before the close of the summer transfer window.
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A deal was agreed as early as Friday, August 27 and the only thing standing in the way of the announcement was a medical and personal terms of the contract.
"I'm very happy and very proud," said Zouma after sealing the transfer as per BBC.
"My conversation with the manager went very fast. I just felt like he really wanted me to come and join the team, especially a good team that's started the season very, very well.
"With the great season that West Ham had last year, that gave the team a lot of confidence to improve this year - and I want to help the team do that."
During his time at Chelsea, Zouma had loan spells at Saint-Etienne, Stoke City and Everton.
Once he was integrated into the Chelsea side, he managed to win two Premier League titles, a Champions League and a league cup in his time at Stamford Bridge.
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In total, he has represented Chelsea 151 times, scoring 10 goals.
Chelsea still in pursuit of Kounde
The Zouma deal will play out well for Chelsea, who are in pursuit of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.
Sevilla are however maintaining their stance on Kounde, whom they want his release clause of £68.5m (€80m) to be paid in full.
Kounde did not travel with the Sevilla squad for the game against Elche on Saturday, August 28 and reports suggest personal terms have already been agreed with Chelsea ahead of the close of the transfer window on Tuesday.